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Spring Break Travels: Take COVID-19 Precautions Before, During, and After Says DHS

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is encouraging Wisconsinites planning or returning from spring break travels to take simple public health precautions to prevent illness against COVID-19. COVID-19 case infections are decreased and declining at this time. However, students and other travelers may still become infected or spread COVID-19 to others. After returning home […]

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Festival Hall Covid-19 Testing Extended Through February

RACINE – On Wednesday, Dottie-Kay Bowersox, Public Health Administrator for the City of Racine, announced that the Festival Hall COVID-19 testing through the National Guard will be extended through Feb. 10. The operating hours will remain the same. (See below for schedule.) We are grateful that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has agreed to […]

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BinaxNOW Antigen Tests Available for Nursing Home, Asst’d Living Providers

With demand sky-high for COVID-19 tests, nursing homes, long-term care and assisted living facilities are now able to order BinaxNOW tests directly from the federal government. Turnaround time on orders is about two weeks, according to U.S. Health and Human Services. To request tests, email HHSbinax@hhs.gov. Additionally, PCR test supplies are available to order through […]

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Racine County COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 cases United States: 32,725,013 confirmed, 581,939 deathsWisconsin: 603,303 confirmed, 2,882,859 negative, 6,904 deathsCentral Racine County Health Department: 13,286 cases (combined confirmed and probable; +114 from last week), 69,748 negative (+1,000), 211 deaths (+1)City of Racine Public Health Department: 10,078 cases (combined confirmed and probable; +119 from last week), 49,807 negative (+428), 118 deaths (+0)Racine […]

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Racine County COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 cases United States: 32,244,617 cases, 577,224 deaths Wisconsin: 595,049 confirmed, 2,831,052 negative, 6,756 deaths  Central Racine County Health Department: 13,062 (combined confirmed and probable; +106 from last week), 68,003 negative (+879), 210 deaths (+0) City of Racine Public Health Department: 9,808 cases (combined confirmed and probable; +121 from last week), 48,914 negative (+536), 118 […]

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Walgreens Makes Abbott’s BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Self Test Available Over-The-Counter at Stores Nationwide

As part of Walgreen’s ongoing efforts to increase access to COVID-19 testing in communities across the U.S., the company announced today it has entered into an agreement with Abbott to sell the BinaxNOW™ Rapid Antigen Self Test over-the-counter in Walgreens stores nationwide. Beginning this week, this test will be available for purchase on Walgreens.com, and […]

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UW-Parkside Receives Additional Federal COVID Dollars for Students

SOMERS, Wis. – UW-Parkside students experiencing financial hardship due to the ongoing global pandemic can now access additional federal dollars through the university’s Financial Aid Department. Parkside has received $1,890,973 via the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). The funding received is in addition to the pandemic funds received via the CARES […]

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UW-Parkside Kicks off Latest Round of Community COVID Testing Jan. 27

SOMERS, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is working with UW System and federal and state partners to restart COVID-19 “rapid-results” testing for community residents. Community testing will restart on January 27 at UW-Parkside Tallent Hall, 900 Wood Road. Hours of operation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Friday from 9:00 […]

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Wisconsin National Guard Continues COVID-19 Testing Throughout the State

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin National Guard specimen collection teams continue testing across the state at a number of regional community-based testing sites. Teams have collected a cumulative total of over one million specimens since April 2020 at community-based testing sites and institutional-based testing missions.  The Wisconsin National Guard’s collection activities support the Wisconsin Department of […]

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UW-Parkside COVID-19 Rapid Testing Schedule Updated

SOMERS, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Parkside has updated its COVID-19 rapid-results testing schedule to reflect changes due to the holiday break. For COVID-19 “surge testing” that provides the Abbott BinaxNOW rapid test, testing will not be available from December 23 through January 4. Testing will resume starting Tuesday, January 5. The location for the surge testing […]